Why is gratitude so powerful?

Gratitude is one of the most powerful practices I adopted during my 20s. Taking just one moment to focus on what you already have in your life can have an immediate impact on your mood. The benefits of gratitude Practicing gratitude doesn’t just make you feel better in the moment, but over time rewires your… Continue reading Why is gratitude so powerful?


7 ways to overcome indecision

Indecision is our way of protecting ourselves from making the ‘wrong’ decision and the potential negative emotions this could lead to, like shame. Making no decision feels like a safer option. Indecision reduces self-trust because we pass on responsibility and pressure to our future self, i.e. today's self can't be trusted to make the decision.… Continue reading 7 ways to overcome indecision


How to stop waiting for the right time

When we have a strong expectation of how life should be panning out and how everything should look, we place a lot of pressure on ourselves. This pressure often means that instead of taking action, we just stop. We wait. And wait. We don't make that career change, we don't publish that first project, we… Continue reading How to stop waiting for the right time


Overcoming limiting beliefs

Our subconscious absorbs everything we see, hear, think and experience. All of our past experiences are stored there, which shape the beliefs we hold about ourselves and our world. These beliefs can either empower us and propel us forward, or limit us and hold us back. Our subconscious loves the familiar, so when we start… Continue reading Overcoming limiting beliefs

Self-development, Wellbeing

How to start journaling

Journaling is a powerful tool in any personal development journey. It allows you to become aware of thoughts and feelings that you may not realise you have until you put pen to paper. I initially had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to write and saw it as a bit of a homework type… Continue reading How to start journaling


4 surprising signs of perfectionism

Many people have the idea that perfectionists are super organised, on it and always striving to do more and be better. In reality, perfectionism is not about being perfect, it's about avoiding looking imperfect. Brené Brown defines it as a strategy to avoid shame (her book Daring Greatly is all about shame and vulnerability and… Continue reading 4 surprising signs of perfectionism


How to step out of your comfort zone

In most areas of our lives, many of us stay in a state of comfort and familiarity. It sounds so simple, but if we want something different, we have to do something differently. An outcome we've never had before requires doing something we've never done before. We just have to believe in ourselves enough to… Continue reading How to step out of your comfort zone


Why perfectionists procrastinate

The biggest myth about perfectionism is that perfectionists are always on top of everything, making sure everything is done perfectly. The truth is that many perfectionists are serial procrastinators. Perfectionism, as defined by Brené Brown (her book, Daring Greatly, is an eye-opener and I can't recommend it enough!), is a strategy to avoid uncomfortable feelings,… Continue reading Why perfectionists procrastinate


Letting go of expectations

As someone who is very future-focused and likes to visualise exactly how things will be, I often end up feeling disappointed when a situation or environment doesn't match up to how I’d imagined. This also means I turn down opportunities or don’t take action for fear of things not panning out the way I want.… Continue reading Letting go of expectations